It's one of the most iconic piers on our coastline, and today work began to repair it after it was severely damaged by a storm last winter.
Divers went down below Swanage Pier in Dorset to begin the work, costing £50,000, that'll see it fully restored and safe for the public to enjoy, hopefully for generations to come. Martin Dowse went to see them at work.
Plans to re-introduce a regular train service between two Dorset locations have been given a cash boost.
Swanage Railway volunteers are celebrating after winning a £1.47 million government grant to fund a regular train service from Swanage and Corfe Castle to the main line at Wareham - a long-held ambition since the service was axed four decades ago.
Campaigners say the historic grant from the Coastal Communities Fund will give an important transport, tourism and employment boost to the Isle of Purbeck.
The grant has been awarded to the volunteer-run Swanage Railway Company - owned and controlled by the Swanage Railway Trust charity - with the first regular trains hoped to be running between Wareham, Corfe Castle and Swanage within two years.
Peter Sills, Swanage Railway Company chairman, said: "We are elated at this tremendous and very historic news because the Swanage Railway has been campaigning to bring back regular trains from Swanage and Corfe Castle to Wareham since 1972."
The grant was one of 20 awarded to seaside projects by the Coastal Communities Fund in a bid to boost jobs and bring new business opportunities to coastal areas.
The Portland Coastguard are monitoring a landslide at Swanage in Dorset. The cliff fall began last night. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency have sent us this footage of the earth falling away at Burlington Chine.
A climber has died after falling from cliffs in Dorset. The 32-year-old was rescued from the sea at Swanage and flown to hospital. His next of kin have been told. It's understood that the man was with his girlfriend at Dancing Ledge when the accident happened.
Two divers have been airlifted after suffering from the bends off the coast of Dorset. A 46-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man showed symptoms of decompression sickness off Swanage, on Saturday. They were rescued by a coastguard helicopter and taken to the Poole Recompression Chamber.
The Duke of Gloucester was a prototype for a class never built. It took 17 years for volunteers to restore her from a scrapyard condition. The 1954 locomotive will star at Swanage Railway's Autumn Grand Steam Gala and Vintage Transport Rally next month.
Detectives in Swanage are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man from Swanage suffered head injuries in an assault that led to him receiving hospital treatment. Two 19-year-old men have been arrested and bailed while enquiries continue.
The incident happened in Institution Road, Swanage, at around 10.30pm on 9th July 2012. During the arrest in Shore Road, Swanage, at around 11.45pm, a Special Constable received injuries which required hospital treatment. Anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.
I understand that a number of people were walking nearby and it may be that some of these people witnessed these incidents. I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the incidents in the Institute Road and Shore Road area on Monday evening to contact me urgently."
– Detective Constable Richard Bayley, Weymouth CID.